McElroy Truck Lines

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Anchorman's Comment
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We had a recruiter come by 2 weeks ago, did not have reimbursement, offered extra for recruiting and had two local trucks sitting for dedicated Lowes account Bennies not impressive

Are we talking about the same company here??? The following sound like very impressive "Bennies" to me...

McElroy Truck Lines:

~ $5,000 Tuition Reimbursement

~ $0.46 CPM

~ $500/wk Training Pay

~ Dedicated Accounts

~ FREE HEALTH INSURANCE!!!

~ Guaranteed Home Every Weekend

~ Etc.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Harry the hat's Comment
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I'm calling them tomorrow sometime. If Michael is talking about the same, it's the day cab job for lowes flatbed in hagerstown md. I want to find out if they do a seven weeks training when it's day cab vs otr.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Unless it's changed recently there is tuition reimbursement, $500/week training, which is 1 week orientation, 1 week yard & test drive plus safety etc., then 4 weeks with a driver trainer ( not running team time) you're both up during the day and lights out at night. It's .46/mile loaded or not. Some runs are minimum based on mileage...Think if it's <100 it's $65 and then not sure of cut off but next one is $125. I've got a family with insurance so mines not free although a single person I do believe cost is very very low if any. You get "Home" every weekend, I've been home every weekend except for 2 that I asked to be routed through Dallas for the weekend because we had family plans in DFW. They do have some dedicated runs in certain areas. Just my personal opinion but they treat their employers right. Shortly after I started my dad passed and they stepped right up, no question about my time off just let us know when you'll be ready. Main terminal from Cuba had flower arrangement sent etc. I've gotten calls from the owners sons at Thanksgiving, Christmas & my birthday. We had a driver recently pass away from heart disease, on top of his life insurance the company drivers collected a little over $6000 and the company matched it.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Curtis W.'s Comment
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First day of orientation in pleasant hill was mostly paper work and video but we did do our drug screen which consisted of pee and hair test. The instructor is a pretty cool guy.

Curtis W.'s Comment
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Well I got sent home yesterday. The dr asked did I snore and I said yes so he said I have to have a sleep study done. So I have a dr apt. Today at my family dr

MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Does Mcelroy truck lines have a dog policy, if so, can someone please explain it...Also, how many miles minimum, including slow season, can a student right out of school expect to run weekly...How many cents per mile. ..

Parrothead66's Comment
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Hope everything works out

Well I got sent home yesterday. The dr asked did I snore and I said yes so he said I have to have a sleep study done. So I have a dr apt. Today at my family dr

Parrothead66's Comment
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No pets......46 cents/mile loaded or not....probably avg anywhere from 1600-2000 miles but after minimum pay on some trips and other pay you can avg sometimes .55-.58 cents/mile & your home every Friday

Does Mcelroy truck lines have a dog policy, if so, can someone please explain it...Also, how many miles minimum, including slow season, can a student right out of school expect to run weekly...How many cents per mile. ..

MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Are the trucks automatic or manual

MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Are the trucks automatic or manual

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